Galápagos tortoise

Galápagos origins

The Galápagos Islands are home to a tremendous diversity of unique plants and animals.

Boulder aerial

Research Funding Highlights FY16-17

Research funding highlights from fiscal year 2016-17.

Tree-inspired picnic table

Is it furniture or art?

A sofa twisted into a knot, a dining table bulging with a roller-coaster-like loop, a massive picnic table curled into a question mark. These shapes don’t occur naturally—they’re the creations of Assistant Professor Michael Beitz.

Wooden letter cubes

Last names may help or hurt one’s teacher’s pet status

From the very first roll call of the school year, students whose last names start with letters at the beginning of the alphabet may be at an advantage.

Rickshaws on the street in India

Rickshaws 2.0

Widespread use of this rickshaw conversion kit could save drivers cash and have the same emissions impact as taking one million rickshaws off the road.

Graphic of power in United States

On the Road to a Cleaner Future

An “interstate for electrons” could revolutionize the American energy grid.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Soderstrom flies an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter

Gut Check

Understanding how stressors affect our gut microbes could lead to better performance—by the military and you.

Student helping make homes more energy efficient

Healthy Air and Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Housing

Wildfires are becoming increasingly common in Colorado, due in part to climate change.

SEEC building

Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex Center Inspires Climate Collaboration

One building is new, LEED-certified and designed to maximize natural light.

Staphylococcus Aureus

Squashing Superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria like E. Coli and Staphylococcus kill at least 23,000 people and cause over two million infections in the U.S. annually.